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Jan 26, 2010 6:30pm EST
proposed freeze. medicare, social security, defense spending? no freeze on that. not to mention homeland security, the veterans' administration and many more. in total, more than $37 trillion which the president will not touch. so, what's left to freeze? the remaining one-eighth of the budget, what they call non-security-related discretionary spending. the freeze saves $250 billion over ten years, less than 1% of what the government will spend. >> it's only one of the things that we're going to be doing, but it's nonetheless important. it's important to draw a line somewhere. >> reporter: the deficit has become a political liability. 56% of americans disapprove of the way president obama is handling it. and among independents, who have flocked to republicans in recent elections, he fares even worse, with two to one disapproval. and diane, there's little indication that washington, d.c. currently has the stomach for any serious measures for deficit or debt reduction there was one suggestion the president got behind for a bipartisan debt reduction panel that would have made tough recommend
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